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Consulate General of India, Vancouver

Hindi Divas Special Vol. 01, Issue No. 02 September 15, 2017.

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Vol. 01, Issue. 02, September 15, 2017.

Consulate News Deadline for conversion of PIO card to OCI card is extended to 31st December, 2017. All PIO card holders are advised to convert their PIO cards in to OCI cards at the earliest without waiting for the deadline of 31st December, 2017. Indian Davis Cup Team will play in Canada in Edmonton 15-17 September 2017! Be there to cheer for them. Your help is requested in spreading the word and support for the Team. Tickets available at Ticketmaster – alberta/event/110052CAC6DA1888?artistid=846620&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=31&bba=1

Hindi Divas Celebration 2017 Consulate General of India, Vancouver celebrated Hindi Divas on September 14, 2017 in cooperation with Hindi Literary Society of B.C. and Writers International Network Canada. Consul General Smt Abhilasha Joshi presented the welcome speech. The presentations on Hindi poetry and literary were made by Smt Archana Harit, President, Acharya Shrinath Dwivedi, Founding Member Hindi Literary Society of B.C. and the members including children, Shri Ashok Bhargava, President - Writers International Network Canada and Shri Sudesh Kumar, Consulate General of India. Over 30 Hindi enthusiasts from the Greater Vancouver region attended the event.

The books in Hindi were gifted to the participants as a token of appreciation.

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Global Food & Beverage Show of India January 18-19, 2018, India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida

Trade Promotion Council of India with the support of Dept. of Commerce, Govt. of India is organizing the flagship international food show cum Reverse Buyer Seller Meet – “Indus Food” at India Exposition Centre, Greater Noida India.

Morbi Ceramics Associations (MCA), Gujarat, representing the 2nd largest Ceramics Cluster of the world with more than 700 ceramic tiles and sanitary ware manufacturers under its

The is the largest of its kind food export promotion event organized in India with supported by Department of Commerce with over 400 plus Indian Food & Beverage Manufacturers and Exporters exhibiting and over 500 prescreened hosted buyers invited from across the world. Indus Food shall be the most significant and vital platform for global food buyers to source, network & connect with Indian Food & Beverage industry with a large and diversified choice.

banner, contributing to about 90 % of the Indian ceramic

The event zone wise segregation for the exhibitors to specifically participate and show case their products of their respective segments covering all 12 product segments from consumer food, dairy products, marine, meat & poultry to Indian ethnic Food all under one roof.

2. Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit is slated to be a global

exports and 12.9 % to the world exports along with Octagon Communications Pvt. Ltd. Are organizing the 2nd edition of Vibrant Ceramics Expo and Summit 2017. The expo is scheduled to take place from 16-19 November, 2017 at Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

event in the world ceramics calendar and to get maximum participation at the Vibrant Ceramics Expo and to promote trade and investment between Indian ceramic industry and the

Interested members may kindly contact:

ceramic industries across the world, the organizers are

For Exhibitor Participation: Deepak Vohra | +91 9205883437 | For Strategic Partnership & Sponsorship: Sandip Das | +91 9205883429 |

promoting this expo to more than 65 countries across the world by participating in various ceramic and related expos and by organizing various road shows with the support of the

For Buyer Nomination: Rohan Chopra | +91 9205883430 |

Indian Embassies in each of these countries.

Also visit for more information.

Visit for more information.

India Pharma 2018 & India Medical Device 2018. Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, in association with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), will be organizing the 3rd edition of International Exhibition & Conference on Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Industry – INDIA PHARMA 2018 & INDIA MEDICAL DEVICE 2018 - at Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka from February 15-17, 2018. 2. The events would comprise of an International Exhibition and a Conference along with a series of concurrent events, such as CEOs Forum, Investors Meets, International Drugs Regulatory Meet, Buyer-Seller Meet, etc. 3. The 2nd edition of the event held in February 2017 witnessed over 275 exhibitors from the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Device sectors and hosted Buyers from over 24 countries. International Drug Regulators from 8 Countries and 29 Embassy/High Commission officials apart from 10,000 Business Visitors visited the event during the 3 days. Government of Karnataka participated as the Host State while the Government of Chhattisgarh was the Partner State in the last event 4. The 3rd edition will have the following components: • Exhibition • Conference • Reverse Buyer Seller Meet • International Regulators Meet • Investors Meet • CEO’s Forum with the Hon’ble Minister • India Pharma & India Medical Device Awards For further information on the events, you may refer to event website: 2|P a g e

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BC-India Partnership Summit Digital Media and Entertainment Monday, Sep 18th, 2017

Reception 5:30pm onwards

Tuesday, Sep 19th, 2017

Summit 8:00am – 3:30pm


Vancouver Marriott Downtown 1128 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V6E 4R5

The Canada-India Business Council in collaboration with Creative BC is hosting the second BC-India Partnership Summit on September 19th, 2017. The focus of this year’s summit is Digital Media and Entertainment (DM&E). The Indian Media & Entertainment (M&E) Industry has been steadily growing on the back of strong economic fundamentals, steady growth in domestic consumption and the growing contribution of rural markets across key segments of the industry. The long-term outlook in India is extremely positive on the back of growing rural demand, increasing digital access and consumption, and the expected culmination of the digitization process of television distribution. The future of the M&E Industry indeed revolves around digitization. Indian companies are looking for new technologies, knowledge transfer, skills and best practices that can be acquired through partnerships with established companies globally and specifically from British Columbia. British Columbia is quietly becoming a center of excellence when it comes to Digital Media and Entertainment. BC offers an ideal ecosystem for growth in this sector, including talent and work force, thriving research and education support, government incentives, a Pacific Time zone and a great place to live and work. DM&E is becoming one the fastest growing sectors in BC through the development of new technologies by local companies and the establishment of offices by key global companies into BC. The Summit brings together BC companies with Indian industry to discuss opportunities that exist on both sides of the border.

General Admission (price includes both events) $125 members/$150 Non-Members For General Admission ( click here to register ) Corporate Tables (8 tickets) $1,200 Members/Non-Member For Sponsorship and table contact Mohammad at:

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Canada's Premiere Indian Classical Music and Dance event, the 6th Annual Mushtari Begum Festival, is taking place once again on Saturday, September the 30th 2017at the Massey Theatre in New Westminster, with Cassius Khan, Amika Kushwaha, Ustad Amarjeet Singh, Abhishek Iyer, Kaushik Sivaramakrishnan, Prajakta Trehan, Sharanjeet Singh Mand, Disha Mehta and many more, such will be the passion and enchantment they create, intoxicating the soul with ancient melodies and rhythms, that undoubtedly, your ears will begin to see and the eyes listen.

News from India 1. US young scholar award for Bengaluru-born Google geek Bengaluru-born 28-year-old Google research scientist Ananda Theertha Suresh in New York has won the Paul Baran Young Scholar award for 2017, the US-based Marconi Society said on Tuesday. The Google geek, who has a PhD from the University of California-San Diego, will receive the award from the Society at a special ceremony in New Jersey on October 3. The four-decade-old Society, named after Noble Laureate Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), who invented the radio, is also honoring two other Indian-born scientists -- Thomas Kailath with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his stellar contribution to modern communications, and Arun Netravalli with the Marconi Prize for his pioneering work in digital video technology used in mobile phones and television sets. The Young Scholars are selected by an international jury of engineers from leading universities and firms on nomination from their academic advisers. The award consists of $4,000 (Rs. 256,000) and expenses to attend the annual ceremony on October 3 where three Young Scholars are honored every year. At the world's largest search engine's research office in New York, where Suresh works, he helps provide latest communication capabilities to netizens with low bandwidth and low-end devices. According to Google Research Manager Michael D. Riley, Suresh's contribution had led to algorithms that give better compression for a decompression time budget than previously used. (Business Standard, Tue, 12 Sep, 03:38pm)

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Vol. 01, Issue. 02, September 15, 2017. 2. Indian robotic engineer develops 'world’s cheapest' pocket ventilator An Indian robotic engineer in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences has invented the “world’s smallest and cheapest” ventilator. “It is almost 450 times smaller than the conventional ventilators and can be moved around easily,” the 25year-old inventor Diwakar Vaish who lives in Delhi, told Hindustan Times. The ventilator was developed with Dr Deepak Agarwal, professor of neuroscience at AIIMs, who witnessed a number of patients at the hospital who couldn’t afford a portable ventilator which costs about 0.2 million. The portable ventilator will be priced at INR15,000-20,000 as soon as its launched in the market after being approved by the drug controller general of India. The ventilator uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to adjust air supply to the normal breathing pattern of the patient and is controlled by an Android app. For the 10 per cent who need more oxygen, the pocket ventilator can also be hooked to an oxygensupply system. (News Desk, Express Tribune, Thu, 14 Sep, 07:53am)

3. IIT-D, IIT-B are India's largest providers of 'highly employable graduates’: UK report Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Bombay are the largest providers of ‘Highly Employable Graduates’, a recent report of QS Graduate Employability Rankings stated. A total of eight Indian universities made it to this list and University of Delhi has been ranked as India’s top provider of highly successful alumni. Globally, the two IITs have been ranked in the 191-200 category. University of Delhi was placed in the 201-250 category and in the measure of producing highly-achieving graduates, it received 96.6 out of 100, which is one of the highest scores in the world. It was ranked 21st globally in this indicator. University of Mumbai scored 85 in this same indicator. University of Mumbai also made it to the 201-250 category along with IIT-Madras. Among the other Indian institutions that made it to the list are IIT-Kharagpur in the 251-300 category, IIT-Kanpur and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in the 301-500 category. (, Wed, 13 Sep, 03:12pm)

4. India's first all-women crew to sail for around-the-globe mission today A team of six naval officers are starting a historic and grueling around-the-world mission on Sunday -- the first circumnavigation of the globe by an all-female crew of the Indian navy. Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, who is leading the voyage which will begin in Goa, told AFP the project was "revolutionary" in bringing women to the helm and would inspire others in the country. In recent years, the Indian navy has sought to open its doors to women to take on more challenging roles, with the latest project winning the backing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi who urged the crew to "project India's capabilities and strengths across the world". The navy commissioned a 17-metre (56-foot) yacht "Tarini" in February for the mission, with the crew kicking off preparations for the voyage in 2014. Retired naval officer Captain Dilip Dhonde, who undertook India's first solo around-the-world expedition in 2009-10, mentored the crew. The team sailed twice to Mauritius and once to Cape Town in preparation. Their journey will feature stops in Australia, New Zealand, the Falkland Islands and South Africa. They are expected to return to Goa in March next year. (NDTV, Sat, 09 Sep, 03:59pm)


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